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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ANDREW BRETHAUER, gardener, post office Ross, was born March 8, 1840, in Hesse-Cassel, Germany, the son of Christopher and Mary (Schmidt) Brethauer, natives of same place. Christopher came to America in 1847, and followed gardening in this county, where he died, April 15, 1880, at the age of seventy-three years. He and his wife were members of the G. L. Church; they had four children: Andrew, John F., Lewis W. and Albert C. Andrew was educated in Allegheny county, and followed gardening, owning twenty-one acres of garden land; was also in the dairy business one year. He married Christine Seif, a native of Pittsburgh, and they have eight children: Mary M., Albert C., Elizabeth, Bertha, William L., Edward A., John F. and Clara. Mr. and Mrs. Brethauer are members of the G. L. Church; he is a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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